Pick of the sales from Boden, Evans, Wallis and ASOS

It’s the strangest of scenario’s. The schools have yet to break up for Summer. Most people are still looking forward to jetting off out into the sun for their holidays. And today, the sun is shining and it is turning into a glorious day. Yet the shops, both online and in store, are in the midst of some pretty impressive sales, selling off all those lovely summery buys and looking once again towards Autumn. Now is most definitely a great time to get yourselves shopping as you will certainly find yourself a bargain.

With any luck, we will have a summer like last year, which went straight into September and beyond, which will leave plenty of time to show off the summer statement pieces you can grab at the moment. We have a couple of pieces from Wallis, who have currently reduced everything on their site by at least 10%. Then  there are some great bargains from Evans, including a lovely Scarlett and Jo skirt that I am totally tempted by.

ASOS has a huge sale that covers both men and womenswear and has some serious savings, although with the sale being so big it may be best to trawl by size rather than just taking a look. Finally Boden has a really great sale with many items now with 50% off. The shoes alone are enough to have me drooling, but the dresses are pretty special too.

Wallis

Blue Embellished Maxi Dress     Was £70.00 Now £59.50  click to visit Wallis

Blue Embellished Maxi Dress
Was £70.00 Now £59.50 click to visit Wallis

Orange Tile Tie Side Top     Was £35.00 Now £31.50 click to visit Wallis

Orange Tile Tie Side Top
Was £35.00 Now £31.50 click to visit Wallis

Evans

Scarlett and Jo Navy Blue Print Skirt     Was £40.00 Now £20.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett and Jo Navy Blue Print Skirt
Was £40.00 Now £20.00 click to visit Evans

Gemma Collins Blue Argentina Dress     Was £65.00 Now £32.50 click to visit Evans

Gemma Collins Blue Argentina Dress
Was £65.00 Now £32.50 click to visit Evans

Evans Ivory Printed Kimono     Was £18.00 Now £12.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Ivory Printed Kimono
Was £18.00 Now £12.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Navy Floral Print Pocket Dress     Was £35.00 Now £25.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Navy Floral Print Pocket Dress
Was £35.00 Now £25.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Ivory Floral Print Midi Dress     Was £30.00 Now £12.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Ivory Floral Print Midi Dress
Was £30.00 Now £12.00 click to visit Evans

ASOS

Club L Slinky Fishtail Maxi Dress RRP £50.00 now £22.00 click to visit ASOS

Club L Slinky Fishtail Maxi Dress
RRP £50.00 now
£22.00 click to visit ASOS

Violet Skye Tassel Crochet Dress With Fringing NOW £25.00 Click to visit ASOS

Violet Skye Tassel Crochet Dress With Fringing
NOW £25.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Premium Satin Cross Front Midi Dress £55.00 NOW FROM £16.50 CLICK TO VISIT ASOS

ASOS Premium Satin Cross Front Midi Dress
£55.00 NOW FROM £16.50 CLICK TO VISIT ASOS

ASOS Midi Pencil Skirt In Suede With Pockets And Curved Zip NOW £41.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Midi Pencil Skirt In Suede With Pockets And Curved Zip
NOW £41.00 Click to visit ASOS

Virgos Lounge Polly All Over Sequin Embellished Pencil Skirt NOW £66.00 Click to visit ASOS

Virgos Lounge Polly All Over Sequin Embellished Pencil Skirt
NOW £66.00 Click to visit ASOS

Boden

Alice High Heel AR657 Was 119.00 Now £47.60 To £59.50 click to visit Boden

Alice High Heel
Was 119.00
Now £47.60 To £59.50 click to visit Boden

Lille Lace-up Point AR669 Was 89.00 Now £35.60 To £53.40  click to visit Boden

Lille Lace-up Point
Was 89.00
Now £35.60 To £53.40 click to visit Boden

Colourblock Sandal AR663 Was 59.00 To £69.00 Now £27.60 To £47.20 click to visit Boden

Colourblock Sandal
Was 59.00 To £69.00
Now £27.60 To £47.20 click to visit Boden

Sandra Sundress WH808 Was 89.00 Now £35.60 To £53.40 click to visit Boden

Sandra Sundress
WH808
Was 89.00
Now £35.60 To £53.40 click to visit Boden

Grace Dress WH811 Was 99.00 Now £49.50 click to visit Boden

Grace Dress
WH811
Was 99.00
Now £49.50 click to visit Boden

Casual Weekend Dress WH761 Was 49.00 Now £34.30 To £39.20 click to visit Boden

Casual Weekend Dress
Was 49.00
Now £34.30 To £39.20 click to visit Boden

Francine Dress WH799 Was 79.00 Now £39.50 To £55.30 click to visit Boden

Francine Dress
Was 79.00
Now £39.50 To £55.30 click to visit Boden

St Lucia Dress WH755 Was 59.00 Now £29.50 To £47.20 click to visit Boden

St Lucia Dress
Was 59.00
Now £29.50 To £47.20 click to visit Boden

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Scarlett and Jo – so beautiful for Spring

My love for the beautiful clothes of Scarlett and Jo knows no bounds. Every season I literally fall in love with the majority of their range because each collection appeals to all I love in fashion, a vintage feel, gorgeous prints and fabrics, sleeves and designs that just enhance womanly curves. I cannot get enough of the brand and this season is no different – how I would love a supermarket sweep through their stockroom!

This season has all the usual elements of recent fashion history. There are maxi dresses, some which have the feel of something from 1930s movies, giving the impression of those bias cut gowns through frills, ruffles and stretchy fabrics that just skim and hug those curves. There are tea- dresses with 1940s era fan prints, and draped necklines that also bring to mind stars like Joan Crawford and Bette Davies in her heyday. The 1950s are represented with prom style – glamorous frocks of lace and mesh fabric, with cinched in waists and full skirts. The whole collection is just gorgeous, another triumph for a label that goes from strength to strength.

1930s Influence

Scarlett and Jo Navy Blue Ruffle Front Maxi Dress Price: £65.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett and Jo Navy Blue Ruffle Front Maxi Dress
Price: £65.00

Scarlett and Jo Black Lace Maxi Dress Price: £75.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett and Jo Black Lace Maxi Dress
Price: £75.00

1940s tea dresses

Scarlett and Jo Pink Cowl Neck Dress Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett and Jo Pink Cowl Neck Dress
Price: £45.00

Scarlett and Jo Red Printed Dress Price: £45.00 Click to visit Evans

Scarlett and Jo Red Printed Dress
Price: £45.00

1950s Prom Queen

Scarlett and Jo Black Mesh Insert Dress Price: £65.00 Click to visit Scarlett and Jo

Scarlett and Jo Black Mesh Insert Dress
Price: £65.00

Scarlett and Jo Red Lace 2 in 1 Prom Dress Price: £60.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett and Jo Red Lace 2 in 1 Prom Dress
Price: £60.00

The Navy Angel Sleeved Dress

The lovely people at Scarlett and Jo, knowing how much of a fan I am of their beautiful dresses, recently sent me the stunning Angel sleeved dress in navy to review. This dress is also available in black, pink and teal, but I’ve been having a bit of a navy moment at present, so this was the perfect choice for me.

Scarlett & Jo Navy Blue Angel Sleeve Lined Dress Was £35.00 Now £25.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Navy Blue Angel Sleeve Lined Dress
Was £35.00
Now £25.00

I loved this dress on sight. I think it would be hard to find a more romantic, poetic style. This dress has sheer angel flounced sleeves and an empire style tie on the waist, with the rest of the skirt being very loose and flowing. The skirt is knee length and has a sort of artist smock appeal – it reminds me of something that Kate Bush or Stevie Nicks would’ve worn in their late 1970s heyday. The V neckline is surprisingly deep and sexy, but you could easily add a camisole underneath it if you felt it was too deep for you, and I love the fact that the skirt is double layered, so even though it is light and flowing, it is not too revealing.

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I added goldtone jewellery to my look as I think gold and navy are a great combination, along with an ancient pair of New Look patent navy court shoes with a bow on the front which I happen to love.  On a cold day, this would work well with a classic beige mackintosh, or a Chanel style jacket which is what I added as the wind blew an absolute gale (check out the skirt and the hair in the shots…Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore…)

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Reviewed – Yellow Crepe Jacket from House of Fraser

Last year saw House of Fraser launch it’s very first plus size offering, with a range that pulled from collections like Scarlett and Jo, Evans, Chesca and Marina Rinaldi. This is great news for those who are a size 14+, who, in the past, would’ve found House of Fraser a tough call for finding clothing in plus sizes. House of Fraser is now a definite destination in the plus size market, with lots of really stylish and wearable pieces that don’t end at a size 16.

I was recently asked if I wanted to review something from  the plus size coats and jackets section. With Spring finally arriving the weather has improved somewhat, but that doesn’t mean we are ditching the outerwear just yet. But we can now opt for a jacket rather than a heavy coat, so I decided to chose something that would carry me from Spring to early Summer with ease. I chose a yellow crepe jacket from the Evans offering, mainly because I loved the bright and beautiful colour.

 Evans Plus Size Yellow Crepe Jacket £30 click to visit House of Fraser


Evans Plus Size Yellow Crepe Jacket
£30

This jacket is a slightly longer length, dropping lower than the waist, and it has 3/4 sleeves. The crepe fabric is lightweight and crease proof, which makes it an ideal choice for packing for a weekend away. The yellow is a lovely shade, not to acidic, but instead a sot buttery shade that makes it very easy to wear, even for those who tend to avoid colour. The lack of buttons on this jacket means I was able to size down to a 16 and still wear this.

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Dress £15 F&F

I think this jacket would be great with jeans or peg trousers for a work or daytime look, but I tend to wear dresses more often than not, and so I was really pleased that this jacket also looks wonderful with a range of dresses that suit a whole host of occasions. I wore the jacket with the grey dress above for a beauty event at Harvey Nichols – a more formal event where I wanted to look smart, and I think the grey and yellow is a lovely combination. I love the way the jacket is cut to be open at the front, and that the lapel effect can be as narrow or wide as you like it.

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I also wore the jacket teamed with a stretchy, black and white printed t-shirt dress from Gudrun Sjoden for a shopping trip. Again the colours worked well together, and the jacket proved to be a cool choice for the over-heated shops. I think this jacket is going to be a very versatile and wearable part of my wardrobe.



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